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Tu BiShvat Sameach From iTaLAM’s CEO

Tu BiShvat Sameach From iTaLAM’s CEO


Dear iTaLAM Community,

 

As we approach Tu BiShvat, Rosh Hashanah La’Ilanot, we think of growth and of new beginnings. Now, with vaccination efforts already underway in countries around the world, we are optimistic that this will usher in a new period of hope and a swift return to normalcy for teachers and families everywhere.

 

While many are still coping with the challenges brought on by the pandemic, we, at iTaLAM, are extremely grateful for the small victories and important milestones we were able to achieve in partnership with our dedicated staff and international community of schools during this period:

 

  • 32,000 students around the world studied Hebrew and Jewish heritage with iTaLAM’s blended curriculum.
  • 1,500 teachers participated in iTaLAM’s online teacher training courses.
  • 60 new schools joined the iTaLAM program.
  • Over 70 schools purchased the brand new iTaLAM 5 curriculum.
  • Dozens of new interactive digital activities were added to the program.
  • Over 200 schools benefited from iTaLAM’s COVID-19 special offer, expanding their curriculums with free access to new digital content tracks and resources for distance learning.
  • Teachers around the world utilized iTaLAM’s newly-upgraded advanced Learning Management System to track class progress and promote student success while learning from home.
  • iTaLAM developed new mid- and end-of-year assessments for a range of grade levels, as well as reading assessments for first graders, all of which will be available for schools to purchase next year.
  • The majority of iTaLAM students have either maintained or exceeded their grade averages since the start of the pandemic.

 

We would like to once again recognize the remarkable school administrators and educators with whom we have the privilege of partnering. Your efforts and commitment have made it possible for students around the world to stay on track and engaged with their studies during this uncertain period.

 

I would also like to thank you, personally, for your feedback and support as we worked to adapt our programs and develop new digital resources this past year. We are looking forward to a continued year of growth, innovation and collaboration with you.

 

As always, iTaLAM is here to guide and assist you, to ensure that you and your students have the tools and resources you need to achieve your academic goals. And, to welcome in Tu BiShvat, we have uploaded a collection of holiday videos and activities to the iTaLAM YouTube channel which we invite you to share with your students and their families: click here to watch.

 

Wishing you and your loved ones good health and a Tu BiShvat Sameach,

 

 

 

 

Shoshi Becker, CEO